OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 23/04/2012 – 29/04/2012

Enjoy the openings this week but remember the people who gave us the freedom to live as we do.

ANZAC BUSCUITS – Makes about 24
1 cup (150g) plain flour, 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
1 cup (85g) Ward McKenzie desiccated coconut, 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
125g butter, 2 tbs golden syrup, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tbs water
Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.

Note: Any cooking in the kitchen with children should be supervised by an adult.

Monday 23rd April
Newtown Shopkeepers
A collection of portraits from the 1960’s or the 1920’s of shopkeepers from your local neighbourhood

Tuesday 24th April

JO BERTINI – The Desert Garden
TAMARA DEAN – Only Human
@ Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney

Global Gallery Presents Gala Auction
When: 5pm
@ Global Gallery – 5 Comber Street, Paddington

Matt Huttlestone – Urliup Paintings
When: 6-8pm
@ Flinders Street Gallery – 61 Flinders St, Surry Hills

Talk by Skadi Heckmueller
When: 6-8pm
@ CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY – 99 Crown Street, East Sydney

Universal Remote – Wade Marynowsky
When: 6-8pm
@ UTS Gallery – Level 4, 702 Harris St, Ultimo

SS (2009-2011) Tom Polo
When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

Wednesday 25th April

On the Y-Axis: Considering Vertical Perspective
Curated by Venita Poblocki for the Emerging Curators Program.
@ Firstdraft Gallery – 116-118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills

Sumugan Sivanesan – The Digger You Love To Hate
When: 5-8pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Caravan Slam at 107 Projects
When: 6-10pm
@ 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

BOOKINGS – and other dates
When: 7pm
@ Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) – Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Devised Performances
BOOKINGS:02 9550 3666
When: 7pm
@ Sidetrack Theatre – 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Thursday 26th April
Warm Summer Days
When: 6-8pm
@ Gallery A Loft – 2/654 Darling Street, Rozelle

When: 6-8pm
@ Liverpool Street Gallery – 243a Liverpool Street, East Sydney

SANNE MESTROM – The Reclining Nude
When: 6-8pm
@ Chalk Horse Lacey – 8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

David Asher Brook – Rubicon Drive
When: 6-8pm
@ maunsell wickes at barry stern galleries – 19 glenmore road paddington

Josh Bowes – The Rise and Fall
When: 6-8pm
@ Art Equity – Level 6 Barrack House, 16-20 Barrack Street Sydney

When: 6pm
@ Object Gallery – 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Paintings and works on paper Rodney Simmons
When: 6-8pm
@ Defiance Gallery I – 47 Enmore Road, Newtown

24-hour showing of Christian Marclay: The Clock
As part of the Thursday Lates series, the Museum remains open until 9 pm
When: Open until 9pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George Street, Sydney

Peter Williamson – Urban Woodlands
When: 6-8pm
@ A-M Gallery – 191 Wilson St Newtown, Sydney

Bridie Connell: King’s Cross Affair
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay

Grand Opening: &company’s Pop-Up in The Rocks
When: 6-8pm
@ &company – 25, Playfair Street, Sydney

Friday 27th April

MLS003 – Vladimir Kravchenko
When: 6-8pm
@ Mils Gallery – 15 Randle Street, Surry Hills

Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles & Carole Douglas: Markers for the Journey
When: 6-8pm
@ Manly Art Gallery & Museum – West Esplanade Reserve, Manly

Ryszard Dabek
When: 6-8pm
@ I.C.A.N. – 15 Fowler St, Camperdown

fastBREAK – Rage
fastBREAK is a monthly series of rapid-fire interactive talks hosted by Vibewire and the Powerhouse Museum.
When: 8-9am
@ Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris Street, Ultimo,

Curve Gallery Launch and Exhibition Opening Night
When: 6-9pm
@ Curve Gallery    – 37 Watt St Newcastle, Australia (cnr King St)

Matthew Weatherstone
When: 6:30-8:30pm
@ Mathew Stubbs Partners – 1/162 Clovelly Rd, Randwick

Red Rattler’s 3rd Birthday Party
celebrate the survival of this great artist and activist run space and help fundraise for a Red Rattler paid manager
When: 8pm
@ The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

MODULUXXX SHOWCASE GIG: Robin Fox, David Burraston + MORE
Robin Fox, David Burraston, Hair Hochman, Nadir, Pia van Gelder
When: 7-10pm
@ Serial Space – 33 Wellington Street  Chippendale

Saturday 28th April
ASHLEY FROST  Urban Patinas
When: 3-5pm
@ Stella Downer Fine Art Dealer Consultant & Valuer – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Alexander James Weathersounds
When: 3-5pm
@ James Dorahy Project Space – Suite 4, 111 Macleay Street, Potts Point

They are visible
When: 2-4pm
@ Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW (Just opposite Summer Hill Station)

Sunday 29th April
Ludlites Love Nature
In our SIXTH annual show we are turning our plastic lens’ on the natural world in honour of Centennial Parklands.
When: 2pm
@ Superintendents Residence, Centennial Park (just inside the Paddington gates)

Alex Singh 間 (MA)
New York based photographer Alex Singh brings an exhibition of photographic works to Alaska Projects documenting Japanese band the
Trippple Nippples and launching a companion publication. This exhibition forms part of a series of exhibitions in New York, Tokyo and Europe
When: 6-8pm
@ Alaska Projects – Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

Interstate Romance
When: 6-8pm
@ PSEUDO SPACE – 41 Balmain Road, Leichhardt,


RBPMW is now accepting applications for our Studio Immersion Project
(SIP) 2012 Fellowship. This is a really wonderful opportunity for
artists and I would appreciate it if you could help us reach a high
caliber and diverse group of artists by forwarding this message on to
your mailing list. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is now accepting applications for
our 2012 Studio Immersion Project Fellowship.

All applications must be submitted by 6:00 PM April 27th, 2012.

For details on eligibility, how to apply and recipient awards, follow
this link:

Studio Immersion Project (SIP) is an intensive 3 month studio fellowship
designed to immerse artists in the world of printmaking. SIP Fellows
will acquire new techniques and build upon existing skills. Artists,
from all media, interested in making printmaking a regular part of their
creative practice are invited to apply.

RBPMW receives critical support from the New York State Council on the
Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Milton
Sally Avery Foundation.
Sarah Burney
Office Manager
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
A Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th St. 2nd Floor
NYC, NY 10018
p 646-416-6226 <tel:646-416-6226> <>


Waverley Art Prize
closing date 8 June 2012

Waverley Youth Art Prize
closing date 13 June 2012

Artists in Residency Program
closing date 2 July 2012

Bondi Pavilion Exhibitions Program
closing date 30 June 2012


Sunday Family Fun Day
Last Sunday of each month from 29 April 2012

Experience a family friendly exhibition tour, watch performances,
listen to stories, play art games and get creative! Sunday Family Fun Days take place on the last Sunday of every month.
The galleries are turned over to kids and adults alike for this free day of fun events and art-making.
When: 29 April 2012, 10:30am-4pm
@ MCA Australia, Circular Quay


The next round of Artlike closes on Wednesday 31 May.
To enter please download our application form here.
Please read the terms and conditions before entering.


There will be three Realise Your Dream awards up for grabs in 2012. Winners will receive:
$10, 000 to assist with expenses in the UK
A return Virgin Atlantic economy flight to London
A tailored professional development programme, devised in consultation with the British Council
Applications open Monday 23 April 2012 and will close Sunday 3 June 2012.
When: Until June 3 at 12:00am


When: 11:00am until 2:00pm
Tuesday 24th April
The workshop will be all about looking at different techniques & methods & sourcing inspiration to get creative, in any field!

The workshop will be an opportunity to explore objects & contexts creativley & witness some of the mechanisms of an artists practice & discover
how to apply your own, looking at the fundamentals of what it takes to release
imagination & get stuck into things.

It will involve some hands on drawing & plenty of time for interactive Q&A,
lots of fun & adventure & totally suited to those just starting to dabble in a creative
field or for those that are comfortable in their creative space, but feel like a bit of a recharge!
SHOP 1 . 70 ALBERT STREET, Berry, New South Wales


Kaleidoscope Gallery Life Drawing classes

‘Works on Paper’
life drawing class

6 x 2 hour classes
commencing Tuesday 24th April, 2012

Drawing instructor Olivia Burge (Fine Art Hons. NAS) & Kaleidoscope Gallery are pleased to present our 2012 life drawing class, Works on Paper.

Each fortnight a two-hour class will be held at Kaleidoscope Gallery with the aim of exploring and experimenting in line-making with the human figure.

The translation of the three-dimensional model on to a flat plane lies at the heart of drawing and has challenged artists since pre-presective.
In these six classes, we explore the idea of drawing as an abstract activity; through the analysis of line, proportion, weight, scale, tone, depth and light.
Throughout the course we investigate these visual values and their relationship to the human figure with a range of traditional materials (charcoal, graphite, ink) and papers.

Cost: $200. This includes six weeks tuition, life drawing models, a glass of wine & drawing instructor. KG will also include a variety of paper, charcoal, inks and drawing materials to experiment with on paper.

All skill levels are welcome and we encourage students who are interested in using alternative materials to contact Kaleidoscope Gallery prior to class.

Works on Paper drawing class commences Tuesday the 24th April, from 6-8pm, followed by every Second Tuesday for the duration of the course.

Class dates:
Tuesday, 24th April 2012
Tuesday, 8th May 2012
Tuesday, 22nd May 2012
Tuesday, 5th June 2012
Tuesday,19th June 2012
Tuesday, 3rd July 2012
Tuesday,17th July 2012

Bookings essential.
For bookings or further information please contact or call the gallery on 02 9319 0934.
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery – 3-7 Dank Street, Waterloo



OPENINGS AND THE ARTS IN SYDNEY – 16/04/2012 – 22/04/2012

Sydney Art Galleries and Art Community wants to say thankyou to you all, without you we don’t get the information to share with the group.

A quick welcome to all the new followers either through Twitter, Facebook or the Blog, it is a pleasure to have you on board with us, please spread the word.

Our In studio profile section has new artists on-board,

artists including: Justin Balmain, Clare Thackway, Mellissa Read-Devine, Nafisa Naomi, Kath Fries and April White to name but a few.

There are so many shows on this week but our pick is Justin Balmain showing at MOP projects.

Take care and we hope to hear from you soon – email us at

Monday 16th April
NAB House – Innovative Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
When: 9am until June 1 at 5pm
@ Nab House – 255 George Street, Sydney – 255 George Street, Sydney

Australia Square – Innovative Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
When: 9am until June 1 at 5pm
@ Australia Square – 264 George Street, Sydney

Tuesday 17th April

FRANK HODGKINSON AM – (1919 – 2001) – France – An Odyssey.
ERNESTO ARRISUENO – Purgatory and Pleasure.
When: 6-8pm
@ Wagner Art Gallery – 39 Gurner Street, Paddington

Richard Tipping – STUDIO
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 15 roylston street, Paddington

When: 5-7pm
@ Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier Street, Paddington

John Foy’s Living Room
BROKEN SYMMETRIES – Introducing Connie Anthes
When: 6-8pm
@ Damien Minton Gallery – 61-63 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern

Resurrection Outside the Realm of the Natural World, by Anto Christ
When: 6-8pm
@ Plump Gallery 240 Enmore Rd, Enmore.

Fragments from Memorial Double Pump Laplace I, II and III
When: 6-8pm
@ Culture at Work, 6-8 Scott Street, Pyrmont

Titanic – 100 years of Myths and Messages FREE PUBLIC TALK
When: 12:30-1:30pm
@ Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts – 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Wednesday 18th April

Chiara Obscura.  Caroline McLean-Foldes
When: 6-8pm
@ Meyer Gallery at Syndicate, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

When: 6-8pm
@ Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickvill

When: 6-8pm
@ In the Office Project Space – Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville 2204

Thursday 19th April

When: 6-8pm
@ MOP Projects – 2/39 Abercrombie Street C,hippendale

Maryanne Coutts
When: 6-8pm
@ Australian Galleries – 24 Glenmore road, Paddington,

Gallery One: Michael Kelly – Nightworks
Gallery Two: Andrei Davidoff – Maquettes for a Monument
Gallery Three: Andrew Ensor – Feather and Fashion
FAILSPACE: Simon Wilde – Surface Tension
When: 6-8pm
@ Gaffa Gallery – 281 Clarence Street, Sydney

Homelands Photography Exhibition
When: 6.30-8pm
@ Canterbury Central Library – 14-28 Amy St, CAMPSIE, NSW, 2194

ATVP 5th Birthday
Ground Floor Gallery: (Supported through ATVP’s Spotlight on Local Artists program) – Box Brownie – Elizabeth Rankin
Gallery 4.5: Humor from my Pen – Political cartoons by Gerardo Hernández – (Presented with the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society)
Starewell Gallery: iWitness – Bubaloo Fahy
Sound Garden: Acousmatic Sounds – Curated by Nathan Penzer
Video Window: Che bella la vita – Carlo John Formosa
When: 6–9pm
@ At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art Inc – 565 King Street, Newtown

22 Girls Smoking Weed – An exhibition
When: 7.30-10.30pm
@ Gallery or space: 1a Burton st (the abandoned storefront that used to be Dr Pongs)

RU Being Served?: The anatomy of hospitality
When: 6-8pm
@ Verge Gallery – Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney

DOUBLE TAKE – New artworks from BENNETT & Tom Ferson
When: 6-8pm
@ kind of gallery – 118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Kaleidoscope Gallery –  3-7 Dank Street, Waterloo

When: 6-9pm
@ aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo

The Blue Space! Poetry Jam Vol III
When: 7-10pm
@ Petersham Bowling Club – 77 Brighton Street, Petersham

Level 0: From the Vault – Group show from FONAS including Lynne Eastaway, Robbie Flowers, Skye Llewellyn, Linda Bowden, Judy Garb Weiss
The Coral Sea: our ocean paradise – marine photography from Protect our Coral Sea campaign
Level 1: Come walk this land with me – Susan Severino from COFA (UNSW) Dreams and Reality II – new work by Yelena Dyumin
Level 2: Operation Art – a selection of kids’ art from the Children’ Hospital at Westmead with support from the Department of Education and Communities
@ BigPond Star Café – Sydney Children’s Hospital, Level 0 (High Street entrance), Randwick

Friday 20th April

Nathan Babet (Hrebabetzky).
We need You, YOu Need Us.
When: 6-8pm
@ Tin Sheds GAllery – The UNI of Sydney – 148 City Road, Sydney

4A Community Morning Tea
This morning tea offers an opportunity for participants to find out more about the projects
4A is developing as well as gain insights into Chinatown’s socio-cultural make up.
When: 10am-1pm
@ 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – 181-187 Hay Street, Sydney

Chas Glover – six sense of humour
When: 6-8pm
@ Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd Petersham, Sydney

Saturday 21st April

The third exhibition in our ‘Introducing’ series
Tammie Castles, Helena Leslie, Kelly-Ann Lees and Oliver Tanner.
When: 4-6pm
@ Brenda May Gallery – 2 Danks Street, Waterloo

Precious Few
When: 3-5pm
@ Dickerson Gallery – 34 Queen Street, Woollahra

Jehanne’s Alchemists
group exhibition with ideas based on Thomas Keneally’s 1971 novel, A Dutiful Daughter
curated by Anne Bentley
When: 2-6pm
@ Sheffer Gallery – 38 Lander St, Darlington, Sydney

When: 6-8pm
@ Soho Galleries – 104 Cathedral Streets, SYDNEY

Party in the Park!!!
When: 10am-1pm
@ Reverse Garbage – 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Sunday 22nd April
When: 2-3:30pm
@ Brett Whiteley Studio – 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills


Entries Now Open – 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artist.

$10,000 annual non-aquisitive award open to Australia or New Zealand artists of
all ages and disciplines, who are not enrolled as students and whose work is not
held in the collection of a state, territory or national public art gallery.

The competition is administered by Viscopy. The winner will be announced at the
opening of the exhibition on August 14.  The finalists’ exhibition is curated by Venita Poblocki.
The prize will be judged by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art
at the Art Gallery of NSW and artists, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries.
Entries close 4th June, 5pm.  Finalists’ exhibition at Gaffa Galleries Sydney 11 Aug – 1 Sept.

Contact information:

Email: or phone (02) 9310 2018

Win a prize package valued at more than $5,000
& be in with a chance of representation by Vivien’s Model Management

100 Squared Emerging Designer Market has partnered with Vivien’s Model Management in a search for
‘The Face of 100 Squared’ to launch their upcoming online store. All aspiring models from all over
Sydney are invited to come to 100 Squared Westfield Miranda for their
chance to win the highly coveted prize worth over $5,000, including the chance of
representation with leading model agency, Vivien’s Model Management.
Starshots Photography will be on hand to give entrants a taste of a photo shoot experience
at their pop-up photo studio. Once the shoot is finished, participants can select their
favorite shot for entry into 1 of 3 competitions.

The ‘Face of’ competition with a total prize value of over $5,000
The ‘People’s choice’ competition with a total prize value of over $2,500
The ‘Development Award’ competition

Note: all participants must be 14 years or older.

Thursday the 12th of April from 5 to 9pm
Friday the 13th of April from 12 to 5:30pm
Saturday the 14th of April from 12 to 5:00pm
Sunday the 15th of April from 12 to 5:00pm

@ 100 Squared Westfield Miranda at centre court outside Myer


2012 Moran Prizes call for entries for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and
the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. All entries are to be submitted online via our website.

Closing date for entries 21st May, 2012


Mediaplan Publishing is accepting submissions for inclusion in the
fourth volume of “Featured Artists”, an international art book.

The book is a daring attempt to show the work of contemporary artists
all over the world, artists who are involved in different media and techniques.

“Featured Artists” is a connecting link between artists and a qualified
audience of art professionals and a source of information for the new trends of art around the world.

The selection of works that will be included in the book is made by a
juried committee of curators and art critics. Every nomination is based exclusively on the merit of the works submitted for review.

The distribution of the book is made internationally through major
wholesalers and e-shops, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

Complimentary copies of the book are also dispatched to more than
1200 top galleries, museums, curators, etc in the U.S and in Europe.

Artists who wish to be featured in the book must send for review:

-4-5 images of their work (JPG format, in high resolution) including
details of each one of them. (Title, medium, size, etc)

-An essay, or statement or a critique, about 100 words.
When the editing process is over the jurors will select two of the best
works of the selected artists and these works will be presented in the front and the back cover of the book without charge.

More information about the book can be found here:

Mediaplan publishing
US office 15 Albamont Rd. Winchester MA 01890
Europe office 16 Chr. Smirnis 185 47, N. Faliro, Athens, Greece

Marketing On Zero Budget – Workshop

Social media is more than just Twitter or Facebook. It’s creating new behaviours and
new business models and many of us are already feeling its impact in our professional and private lives.

Led by social media expert, Gavin Heaton, this workshop will step you through the
process of creating a continuous digital strategy. You will discover how to test,
measure and refine your objectives and find out what it means to ‘lose control of your brand’.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll know what it means to be on ‘the social way’
and what that means for your start-up or social enterprise.

What: Digital Strategy Workshop – Marketing On Zero Budget
Presenter: Gavin Heaton, Social Media Director at SAP
When: 12 – 3pm, Monday, April 16th.
Where: Vibewire Hub, 525 Harris Street Ultimo 2007.

Free for Vibewire Hub residents.
$110 for workshop and Vibewire Membership
$300 for Non-Vibewire Members

When: 12-3pm
@ Vibewire – 525 Harris St, Ultimo


In studio with Melanie Waugh

1) Who is Melanie Waugh?

I’m from Bellingen in Northern New South Wales. I’ve lived in Sydney for 12 years with a recent three year hiatus spent in Barbados. I studied my under grad at The National Art School and post Grad at CoFA and I am currently completing an artists residency at Curwoods Lawfirm.

2) Explain your current body of work?

Painting for me is a gateway into another world. My current body of work is a series of large oil paintings that are based on my time spent working on a boat in the Caribbean particularly Barbados. They are narrative figures in landscape. A pictorial diary of my time spent in the sun observing this international playground. I think of the scene I want to paint, which is usually a nostalgic memory and then scour the internet or my own photo library to try and find something like it often using collage or photoshop to piece it together. These are happy memories but often for me with a cloud of doubt or sadness over them because I remember the way I felt at the time… often feelings of love lost, missing home, the misplacement of trying to fit into another culture. I don’t like to over intellectualise the creative process and find I more like talking with colour. I’m very interested in colour relationships, what happens when you place one colour next to the other. I’m about the business of painting the actual physicalness of it and I hope this comes out in my work.

3) If you can pick one artist as an inspiration, who would it be and why?

The artist who first comes to mind is the American painter/sculptor Eric Fischl. I am hugely influenced by him. His subject matter and loose painting style. Fischl’s brushmarks are bold and direct. His ability to paint somewhat beautiful paintings with a sinister subject matter. He brings the nude into contemporary art. I have played with this idea for years now. I find his paintings infinitely fascinating there is a real sexiness to them. I also love for obvious reasons as both of them live/ lived on tropical islands Peter Doig and Gaughan.

4) With your own art/art practice, where would you like to be in 10 years?

Painting full time, settled looking at the sea from my huge studio mixed with travel. I’d like to be influencing the Sydney art market towards young female painters. I would like to have done a lot of different residencies…documenting this crazy world…..

5) How are you finding the current art market?

I’m lucky in many way because I’m still experimenting and painting for myself uninfluenced by the G.F.C. and uninfluenced by external forces.  My paintings sell steadily. I’m too fresh at this business to really comment on this as I’m not yet gallery represented (but I’m taking applications).

6) Name four things that you cannot do without in your studio?

Itunes, the radio, at the moment its mainly 702 and podcasts! I love listening to other artists talking as I paint and there’s so much out there..Definitely cups of tea, I have about ten a day and for some strange reason I’ve gotten into the habit of wearing the same pair of shoes whenever I paint and don’t feel right picking up a brush if I don’t have them on. Sorry that’s five.

7) What was the funniest thing you’ve heard someone say about your own work?

I’m not sure of the funniest thing I’ve heard but someone let me know how they felt about my work by running a hand through the wet oil paint on one of my paintings in my studio one night. I would have like to have heard the drunken banter surrounding that.

8) What is next on the agenda?

The culmination of the residency program I’ve been doing is a solo exhibition at Australia Square in Sydney March 6 – 18. Beyond that? Rekindling my passion for exotic locations within Australia? In search of inspiration for my next body of work. Also hunting for a new studio space and I think I might spend sometime printmaking, particularly woodblocks.

9) Where can we find more about Melanie Waugh?

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